Zoning for Accessory Housing

Zoning Practice — July 2012

By Thomas Daniels


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This article outlines a strategy for incorporating accessory housing standards into local zoning codes and highlights a few examples of communities where this approach has been effective.


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July 1, 2012
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American Planning Association

About the Author

Thomas Daniels
Professor Tom Daniels teaches Land Use Planning and Growth Management at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of When City and Country Collide: Managing Growth in the Metropolitan Fringe (Island Press 1998) and "The Napa County Agricultural Preserve: 50 years as the Foundation of America's Premier Wine Industry" Journal of Planning History, forthcoming in 2019. Tom has written extensively on growth management and he recognizes that affordable housing is one of the great challenges of a successful growth management system. Tom has given several presentations at the American Planning Association Conference.